Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 07:37:31 -0400 From: "Linda Bramble"
Subject: Laboratory eye protection Can someone help me here? We are requiring that all students and faculty wear safety goggles in the chemistry labs. This came from one of the chemistry faculty this morning. Linda L. Bramble lbramble**At_Symbol_Here**grcc.edu Can someone explain to me why laboratory safety glasses aren't allowed? I was not aware that we were making this kind of distinction between safety glasses and goggles. I've already told many of my students that goggles or some types of safety glasses (upon my inspection of the length of the eye shields) are appropriate for lab. It is true that the goggles provide the best protection because they form a seal around the entire eye, but many types of safety glasses (standard lab safety glasses) are face fitting with eye shields of the appropriate lengths at the top and sides and can be used. Why do we restrict our protective lab eyewear to only goggles? BL
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